Skilful Duets (40 Progressive Duets). By Philip Sparke (1951-). For Oboe (Oboe). Anglo Music Press. 44 pages. Anglo Music Press #AMP250401. Published by Anglo Music Press (HL.44010776).
ISBN 1617743097. 9x12 inches.
Philip Sparke's Skilful Duets is the second volume of a progressive series of duet books that takes the young wind player from beginner to accomplished musician. It contains pieces suitable for the developing young musician, specifically tailored for each instrument, and introduces the concept of phrasing by suggesting breathing points and takes the player into new keys with extended instrumental ranges. The concept of tempo or style indications is also introduced.